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    Run VB in Browser? *Solved*

    Hello!

    I would like to know if normal VB application code can be run in a browser. Is this possible without translating into another language? If so, can someone please help with this?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by NinjaNic; Aug 27th, 2014 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    Can you explain this a bit better. I didn't understand a thing.

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    when you quote a post could you please do it via the "Reply With Quote" button or if it multiple post click the "''+" button then "Reply With Quote" button.
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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    I want to know if I can have a windows form application open in a website.
    Will it have to be translated into flash or html, or can it run on its own?

    If there is a way to have it work without translating, I would like to know how it is done.

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    Ok it looks like NightWalker posted the same time I did. So I read the thread, but when a user runs the application through the website, does it uninstall after it is closed, or does it stay installed on the user's computer?

    Edit: Never mind, I just read the part that it is uninstalled.

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    How can a application install itself from a browser? This would be highly regarded as Malware. What are you trying to do.

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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    So what I understand, it is impossible to run a windows form through a web site.

    Edit: Application installing itself? That's not what I was asking. But thanks anyway.

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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNic View Post
    So what I understand, it is impossible to run a windows form through a web site.

    Edit: Application installing itself?
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    Nope, you can't take that at all. That was if it was a web site. If it's a Windows Forms application then the user has to download it. You can't run a WinForms app over the web. The application will have to be downloaded by the user and then run on their local machine so yes, they will need the .NET Framework to run it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNic View Post
    So what I understand, it is impossible to run a windows form through a web site.

    Edit: Application installing itself? That's not what I was asking. But thanks anyway.
    does it uninstall after it is closed, or does it stay installed on the user's computer?


    your words. Why cant you explain what you want to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNic View Post
    I would like to know if normal VB application code can be run in a browser.
    I believe SilverLight was created for that explicit purpose.
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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    To ident: I've already explained, I just want to know if VB form application code can run in the browser, but apparently it can't. I only asked about the uninstall because the ClickOnce was suggested in the other thread.

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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    A Windows Forms application is a Windows application, not a web application, so no, it can't be run IN a browser. You can run it FROM a browser though.

    If you use the Publish functionality in VS then you can create a ClickOnce installer for your app. There are a number of options for ClickOnce configuration and one of those is for the app to be downloaded on demand, run locally and then deleted when closed. More usually though, the application would be downloaded and installed on first use and then remain installed for the user to run locally in future.

    Again, depending on configuration, you can have your app update itself automatically when the user runs it. You can force the user to run only the latest version or give them the option of updating or running the version they already have installed. It's up to you how you configure it so you should do some reading on the subject to find out what's available and what works for you.
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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    You might want to look at ASP.NET if your requirement is to run code server side.

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    Re: Run VB in Browser?

    Thank you - jmc and jay
    Last edited by NinjaNic; Aug 27th, 2014 at 09:38 PM. Reason: mispelling

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